It’s about a Living Wage, Stupid

By Zachary Alexander on

During the 1992 Election, James Carville coined the phrase “the economy, stupid” as a way of understanding what the election is about. A lot of very serious people would agree that Mr. Carville’s phrase crystalized the election for many working and middle class Americans. Post-Globalists and anyone who cares about ending America’s long decline would …

Playing Politics is not a Pro-Growth Strategy

By Zachary Alexander on

It is not hard to see the effects of politics on the national conversation given the results of two recent votes in Congress. The Cost Cutter Wing of the Republican Party got it’s wishes when the House voted to reduce funding for food stamps. The Freedom First Wing returned to its Tea Party roots when …

Why the Opposition to a Living Wage

By Zachary Alexander on

Yesterday, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to cut food stamps funding for the poor. While the House only cut 5%, this vote will result in millions of working class Americans losing nutritional help. Given the vote totals, progressives will ask why so many republicans hate the poor. However, a better question …

Why not a living wage?

By Zachary Alexander on

There are a lot of very serious people who would agree that the biggest threat facing working and middle class Americans is posed by inflation. The reason is that inflation attacks both the ability to obtain staples and the capacity to save. The good news is that inflation is not the problem that it once …

Comparing Owner/Operators to Entrepreneurs

By Zachary Alexander on

Almost everyone agrees that entrepreneurs represent the future of the United States Economy. What’s missing is any discussion about how entrepreneurs differ or that there are in fact differences. Common wisdom in the business development community suggests that there are even differences between male entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs. You may also want to consider if …

Making Owner/Operators the face of Post-Globalism

By Zachary Alexander on

A few years ago, Time Magazine chose “you” as the person of the year because of the growing user-generated content trend. Regular people were spending enormous amounts of time contributing to social media sites. This trend has started to solidify into a pro-growth strategy that some would call a “gift economy.” While this may be …

Post-Globalism view of Competitive Economies

By Zachary Alexander on

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has sparked a debate about what constitutes a competitive economy with the recent release of its “Global Competitiveness Index.” For members of the Freedom First and Cost Cutter Wings of the Republican Party, the answers are always smaller government and less policing of market forces. However, you may want to …